'tree tents' by luminair
all images courtesy of luminair
the culmination of three years worth of research, these 'tree tents' by luminair are coming to forests near you. bringing awareness to the timber
harvest and lifecycle, these suspended capsules bring comfortable and low impact retreats up in the canopies. the living spaces are contained by
a sustainable structural frame enclosed with high density cotton canvas fabric. a combination of green ash wood and strong, lightweight
hybrid aluminum sub-frame components are easily transported and assembled. steam-bent into a spherical shape, the form spreads loads across
the structure to absorb movements of inhabitants. its 100% waterproof exterior is insulated with sheep wool, making the shelters perfect for year-round
use and semi-permanent camps. it comes in olive green, red and natural.
spanning three meters in diameter, the interior room comfortably accommodates 2 adults. kits include side benches which extend into beds.
a bio-fuel stove for heating and cooking can also warm the water stored inside the under-floor tank.
spherical tent suspended amidst tree trunks
ladder leads into front door
fabric door rolled up
bed beneath side window
bio-fuel stove and bed
view of bio-fuel stove and bed from other bed
upward view of skylight
creation of tent prototype
green ash framework